bonnyclabber

[bon-ee-klab-er]
Also bon·ny·clap·per [bon-ee-klap-er] /ˈbɒn iˌklæp ər/.

Origin of bonnyclabber

First recorded in 1625–35, bonnyclabber is from the Irish word bainne clabair literally, milk of the clapper (i.e., of the churn lid or dasher)

Regional variation note

See clabber.
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Word Origin and History for bonnyclabber
n.

1620s (in shortened form clabber), from Modern Irish bainne "milk" (from Middle Irish banne "drop," also, rarely, "milk"; cognate with Sanskrit bindu- "drop") + claba "thick;" cf. Irish and Gaelic clabar "mud," which sometimes has made its way into English (Yeats, etc.).

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